Sunday, September 17, 2006

Redskins Suck

Awful coaching.
Horrible effort.
Abysmal play.

It's hard to find anything good to say about this team. Looks like another disappointment from the Daniel Snyder regime, which makes a lot of moves but rarely gets them right. When do the Capitals start play?

13 Comments:

Anonymous Dan said...

Jason Campbell might be worth the wait.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Dave Ling & Franchise said...

Yeah, it's Campbell time in Washington..

6:42 AM  
Anonymous mean dean said...

Other than Big O, is there really any more reason to be excited about the Caps?

7:15 AM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

No, sadly. That was just a really pessimistic joke. Things are so awful with the Redskins I'm waiting for the Capitals, who are pretty much guaranteed to be awful this year, but at least have some hope for the future. The thing with the Redskins is even if Campbell becomes the second coming, they're going to have a lot of trouble putting a good team on the field for the long haul because they have so much money tied into older players and so few productive draft picks with low cap numbers. And I'm not sold on Campbell anyway. But we'll see. If they lose to Houston next week, all bets are off.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Tyson said...

Carolina without Smith, Washington without Portis. Same effect. This game didn't surprise me as I had this game marked down as an L when the schedule came out. The disappointing loss was last week against the Vikes on 9/11. The Redskins did punish the Cowboys last night so I don't know how you can question their effort. Hockey Sucks Dicks. Hockey is for two groups of people. The Rich, and people of European descent. Its great the NHL has made the playoffs exciting, I just found it extremely skeptical that last year. The Oilers last year who were an 8 seed, only made it to the finals because Roloson had held their opponents to very little scoring. Triumphantly this team managed to press the series to 7 games, even without Saku Koivu. I guess all sports are "fixed" when you mix in the respect factor. Out of curiostiy, when was the last time a team pulled their goalie in the stanley cup and replaced him with a rookie?

10:08 AM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

Now now, let's save comments like "it's only for the rich and people of European descent" for "sports" that deserve that criticism, like golf. Hockey is more for people in cold climates. Nothing wrong with hockey.

I didn't see the Redskins punishing the Cowboys last night, aside from a few Sean Taylor hits. They lost the game in the trenches on both side of the ball and the usually strong D let the Cowboys march up and down the field. I didn't see much passion, either. Really ugly game.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous tyson said...

Now wait a minute. The holes were there on offense, the backs just could not get there. Thats a talent issue, not an effort issue. I thought Mike Rumph played a "tremendous" game with quite a few noteworthy plays. Kenny Wright was aboslutely atrocious. With the redskins missing two of their top 5 stars I just find it hard to say that they played without passion. If they play without passion the score is 36-0. That game in NY last year was no passion. They owed Roy Williams for last year. Brunell was starin him down the whole time before he lofted that ball to Cooley. I actually recommend going back to see their errors. Archuleta is awful in deep pass coverage, which is nothing that wasn't expected. The ONE problem I have coming from last nights performance was the overwhelming amount of penalties. I mean they had more penalty yards than rushing or passing yards. If they didn't it was damned close. No reason to fret...it's a long season.

Hockey is for the rich because much like golf, poorer families cannot afford the equipment. As for it only being a European sport, that is more directed towards the fan base as far as who is watching what on television. I can't remember the last time I was in the city and someone brought up The "Rangeuhs". What they should do is split the league up have half the teams play in Canada, the other half in the states.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Charlie Kane said...

I would mention that I, and most anybody in the United States who is white is of 'European descent'..although whether that means they should like hockey is another question all together.
I saw a fair amount of that Redskins game...pretty brutal. I'd say that the real problem is at the QB position..Portis'll be back soon enough...as Brunell has been more or less washed-up for about 4-5 years now. He was decent last season, but just watching him last night, and I don't care about the Redskins in the least, you could state rather emphatically that he is incapable of being an effective quarterback any longer. On that interception at the goal line, he may as well have called Roy Williams over and just handed him the football, to save us all the time of waiting for it to finally leave the altitude.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Charlie Kane said...

I also meant to mention that, as to Tyson's comments about hockey, in general...teams have often been known to change goalies in the middle of a playoff run, as there are few positions in sports where a player's 'hot streak' can effect an outcome more than in hockey and it's goalies...baffling as to why you would imagine, of all teams for the NHL to 'fix' the playoffs for, it would be the Edmonton Oilers, but I suppose that's just because the Alberta region of Canada is known for being 'rich' and 'of European descent'.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Tyson said...

The league doesnt have as much do with it as the players and coaches. And yeah, you couldn't name another goalie that was benched in the middle of the stanley cup finals for a rookie either. This isn't a race issue, it's a class issue. But if you're trying to dispute the fact that most of the interest and talent within hockey comes from the white race, the more power to you with that one. Didn't mean to come off as a racist if thats what you're getting hot under the collar about. Some people have trouble with the truth.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

This stuff about people not being able to afford hockey equipment is nonsense. All you need is a pair of skates and a stick. Hockey is no more cost prohibitive than baseball, and cheaper than football. The difference is that it *does* cost more if you're in a warm location, because you need to have a hockey rink. But it's not an issue of class or race; it's an issue of climate. Most hockey players are from Scandanavia, Russia and Canada. Why? Because it's cold, not because these are particularly affluent people in most cases getting into hockey. It's completely different than golf, which is almost exclusively the domain of the rich, because you need a country club and a bunch of different clubs to learn to play and get to a good level. In hockey, again, many of the best players grew up very poor.

And yeah, hockey is not popular in this country amongst blacks, hispanics and other minorities. But I'd like to think that's an issue of taste and again climate, not an issue of exclusion. That's another big difference from golf, as there is no history of excluding minorities from playing hockey like there was for golf. Soccer isn't popular among African-Americans either, and that's pretty clearly not an issue of exclusion.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Tyson said...

I hear your point Todd, but the emphasis on Little League and Pop Warner football, where the equipment is provided for you at little to no cost is much much more prevelant in this country than youth hockey. And even in youth hockey, you are not provided with the equipment. I mean if you're talking about kids who just can pick up and play, yes thats definately a climate question I suppose. I was talking more about organized sports. Boy did this ever take a turn away from the redskins, but yeh they did suck yesterday. Sunday should be the first time all season the entire starting lineup is in the game. A loss to Houston and it's time to hit the panic button..in my mind.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous mean dean said...

I'll just leave it at this. I started Terry Glenn over Boldin on a fantasy team yesterday, because I expected a big game against that Redskins secondary. Thank you Washington for the big return on my investment.

7:39 PM  

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